Welcome to Pollmann!

Welcome to the Pollmann website. Here you will find extensive information about the company, the products, services and people responsible for our high-quality portfolio. Pollmann International operates on three continents – Asia, Europe and North America – in the countries of China, U.S.A., Czech Republic and Austria. The headquarters are located in Karlstein, Austria. If you cannot find information you are looking for, please contact us by email or phone.

Michael Hauer new Plant Manager at Pollmann CZ

Since November, Michael Hauer has been assisting Managing Director Vaclav Krsik as Plant Manager at the Czech Republic location. His new duties cover organizational development, CIP (continuous improvement processes) and optimization of logistics concepts. Having been logistics manager at Pollmann Austria since 2001, Michael Hauer is very familiar with Pollmann processes and workflows.
The “Pollmann Czech Republic” location is experiencing rapid growth both in terms of size and technological development. “Physical foaming” was installed at the location in addition to injection molding. It is important for Pollmann to closely integrate the two European locations in Austria and the Czech Republic so that we can meet customer demands for best possible unit prices. “We are happy that we were able to get Michael Hauer excited and willing to take on this important task as our new Plant Manager,” said Erwin Negeli, Managing Director of Pollmann Austria.

Pollmann celebrates 125 years with big party for employees

Pollmann turned 125 – good reason for all of us to be proud and happy. We celebrated this anniversary with a special party for our employees under the motto “Once around the whole world”. Our employees took part in a culinary world tour to the Pollmann locations and were surprised with spectacular attractions. 
Pollmann has been in existence for 125 years, is wholly family-owned and has more than 1,200 employees worldwide.

New Managing Director for Pollmann North America

In August, Greg Harriman became Managing Director of Pollmann North America. He has been working for Pollmann North America as Director of Operations for the past nine months and is also responsible for the Production and Quality Management areas. As company owners, the Pollmann family is confident that the US location will have a successful and positive future and wishes Greg Harriman lots of success, determination and stamina for the new challenges ahead.

Customer survey 2013

Last May, Pollmann conducted an international customer survey. More than 400 customers from Purchasing, Development, Project Management, Logistics and Quality were surveyed. The 52 percent response rate was remarkable (in 2010 it was only 47%). The results indicate that our efforts of the past few years have paid off and were well received by our customers. Since the last survey in 2010, Pollmann has paid great attention to communication with customers and alignment between the locations. The survey respondents perceive Pollmann as a technology leader. But there are still areas which Pollmann will improve and optimize going forward.

CO2-reducing components for the automotive industry

Reducing CO2 emissions is currently the biggest challenge for automobile manufacturers. The EU has adopted directives which target a limit of 90 g/km for all automobiles over the coming years. From a technical perspective, these requirements can only be met if the overall efficiency of the drive systems (engine, transmission, alternator, fans, steering, etc.) is increased substantially. In addition, loads such as steering, cooling fan, air conditioning compressor, water pump, etc. which are now mostly belt-driven, will have to be switched to electric power.

The following CO2-reducing products are already being produced by Pollmann International:

  • EMC filters for hybrid drives
  • Components for electric steering (for OEMs, VW, BMW, and Audi)


Plastic foaming processes

There are basically two different plastic foaming processes – chemical foaming and physical foaming. Pollmann International has done extensive testing with both systems and decided in favor of physical plastic foaming. All Pollmann plastic foaming processes currently use MuCell or are developed further based on MuCell.

Foaming has many advantages:

  • Reduced cycle time
  • Reduced shrinkage and distortion
  • Avoids sink marks
  • Improved flow properties
  • Lower internal tool pressure
  • Reduced molded parts weight resulting in material savings
  • Increased bending stress – improved fracture behavior
  • Allows foaming of plastics with long-fiber glass


Industrial production in a laboratory environment

Ensuring cleanliness in production processes requires concentration on specifically defined areas. This is the only way that contamination risks can be minimized or excluded. As a qualified tier 2 supplier for the international automotive industry, Pollmann has installed a production area for highly automated equipment in a clean room. In this specific environment, various components are produced which are used in transmission controls, electric steering and start/stop automation.


Hybridica Munich a great success

For the third time, Pollmann International presented a state-of-the-art product portfolio at the hybridica trade fair which focused on metal/plastic composite components. Many customers and prospects visited our booth and showed great interest in Pollmann’s high level of vertical manufacturing integration and global presence. This trade fair was another great success for the Pollmann Sales Department with a potential for many new orders and new long-term customer-supplier relations and partnerships.


Hybrid applications at the Fakuma trade fair

The Pollmann sales team was happy to welcome many customers and interested parties to its booth. The productive discussions with potential new clients were especially rewarding. At this year’s Fakuma, insert and outsert technology was the topic of many technical discussions and also featured highly in the exchange of latest information. The primary focus of these discussions was hybrid applications with electro-mechanical components from Pollmann to be used as control units for electric and hybrid vehicles. All in all, Hybridica 2012 was a great success for our company


New: Reel-to-reel technology for Pollmann North America

Component production using metal/plastics composite technology has become an integral part of the automotive industry. Reel-to-reel technology makes it possible to produce these punched and bent parts cost-effectively in large quantities using partial remolding. 

Pollmann North America in  Romeoville near Chicago currently uses reel-to-reel molding for producing two complex metal/plastics composite parts:

  • Housing for throttle control
  • Coil former


New management and high tech in China

As new general managers of Pollmann Mechatronics Kunshan,  Herbert Auer and Ewald Miksche are convinced that “increasing competition in China’s automotive industry requires an even more prominent position on the market.” Today, the requirements of industrial companies in China are on par with Western standards.

Best in class for Brose with Volvo

The actuator project for a closure system for Brose [end customer Volvo/Greatwall] which recently went into production is evidence of Pollmann’s best-in-class performance.


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